Headmade Materials enables high-end titanium pedals for bikes

March 29, 2021

The MyTi titanium clipless pedals will be available from summer 2021 (Courtesy Headmade Materials GmbH)

Headmade Materials GmbH, Würzberg, Germany, has collaborated with Titanum GmbH, Hamburg, to produce lightweight titanium clipless bike pedals. Through the use of Headmade Materials’ Cold Metal Fusion Additive Manufacturing process, the journey from initial contact between businesses to final design has taken only six months.

Rico de Wert, co-founder of Titanum, had been working on the design for the clipless pedals for a number of years, but technical feasibility and high-cost manufacturing have held the project back. Matthias Sharvogel, CEO of titanium specialists Element 22 GmbH, based in Kiel, Germany, brought Titanum and Headmade Materials together in mid-2020, a successful partnership that has resulted in bringing the new MyTi clipless pedals to market.

The sinter-based Cold Metal Fusion technology, developed at Headmade Materials, uses a titanium feedstock that can be processed on widely available standard polymer SLS systems. Once the green part is built, it is debound and sintered to obtain a fully-dense metal part.

Many thousands of the clipless pedals will be additively manufactured each year (Courtesy Headmade Materials GmbH)

Following the production of the first prototype, where the performance was said to be outstanding, only a few details were changed before the patent was filed. The pedals have since been tested and found suitable for both mountain bike and road use by bike specialists such as Ralf Holleis at Huhn Cycles and Tom Sturdy from Sturdy Cycles.

www.headmade-materials.de/en

www.titanum.bike

www.element-22.com

In the latest issue of PIM International…

Download PDF

Extensive MIM, CIM industry and sinter-based AM industry news, plus the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Frank Petzoldt on the past, present and future of MIM
  • Saturation in metal Binder Jetting
  • Insights from the 2022 International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides
  • Additive Manufacturing at CeramTec
  • The carbon footprint of injection moulding machines
  • Calculating the sintering shrinkage of MIM parts

The latest news from the MIM, CIM and sinter-based AM industries

Don't miss any new issue of PIM International, and stay up to date with the latest industry news. Sign up to our fortnightly newsletter.

Sign up

News from the industry…

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free-to-access PIM International magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of MIM, CIM and sinter-based AM from a commercial and technological perspective through:

    • Reports on visits to leading part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news

    All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

     

    Browse the archive

     

    Looking for suppliers of materials, production equipment and finished MIM, CIM or sinter-based AM parts?

    Discover suppliers of these and more in our advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PIM International.

    • Metal powders
    • MIM, CIM & AM parts producers
    • Binders & feedstocks
    • Feedstock mixers
    • Furnaces & furnace supplies
    • Atmospheres & gas generation
    • HIP systems & services
    • Injection moulding machines
    • AM technology
    • Debinding systems
    Download PDF
    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap